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New DR Risk Factor Identified in Patients with Diabetic Kidney Disease

Elevated plasma levels of an amino acid and a lipoprotein were associated with increased risk.
June 27, 2022

Male Sex, Shorter AL Increase Diabetic Retinopathy Risk

However, the two factors each seemed to have an independent effect.
June 16, 2022

Vitamin D Deficiency Associated With Sight-Threatening Diabetic Retinopathy

Effectively managing this risk factor could help reduce the risk of blindness in patients with diabetes.
June 14, 2022

Combined Laser/Anti-VEGF Therapy Patients Fare Better in DME

Despite receiving few intravitreal injections, this cohort experienced increased visual acuity post-treatment.
June 13, 2022

Diabetes Treatments Can Reduce AMD, POAG Incidence

Metformin and insulin lowered the lifetime risk of these two common age-related eye conditions.
May 24, 2022

Blood Test Could Help Identify Sight-Threatening Diabetic Retinopathy

Study supports use of cystatin C as a triage test to prioritize retinal screening in type two diabetes.
May 18, 2022

East Asian Eyes Develop More DR Lesions

A predominantly peripheral distribution was most common in these patients.
May 13, 2022

DR, Chronic Kidney Disease Go Hand-in-Hand

Older age and higher body mass index were associated with the latter, and those with a higher fasting glucose level were more likely to have diabetic retinopathy.
May 6, 2022

DME Eyes Have Poorer Response to Anti-VEGF

Decreased outer retinal thickness was more likely to be present in patients undergoing this therapy.
May 5, 2022

Nearly Half of All Diabetes Patients Experience Retinopathy

WHO data also documents the connection with predisposing factors such as obesity.
April 28, 2022